(Please note: All riders and handlers must declare personal liability coverage. All prices include HST)

Horse Basics Presents... 

Here is a brief rundown of the 2019 Horse Basics Workshops at Sweet Grass Farm. More details to follow!

Saturday January 26, 2019 – Making a Rope Halter – Bring your horse’s head measurements and Darlene Sharpe will show you how to make a custom rope halter. All materials supplied. 

Saturday February 23, 2019 – Basics of Roping with Lisa Graham. In this clinic you have a chance to learn how to set up your rope, swing a rope and throw a rope. Learn how to keep your loop open and how to increase your chances of catching your target or obstacle. You’ll be swinging a rope like an old cowpoke by the end of day. This is ideal for Extreme Cowboy competitors to improve their roping skills. Lisa Graham is a long time equine enthusiast dabbling in many disciplines.  She started riding as an adult and jumped right into the rodeo circuit in her early 20’s. Lisa considers riding a continuous learning journey and is always looking for ways to improve her riding. Lisa will have ropes for sale as well. Please note this is a people only clinic - no need to bring a horse! 

Saturday March 30 - Goals Workshop 2019 – Sit down with the group to set out some goals for the upcoming season using SMART goal setting. Once you write down your goals you will be able to start on the path to make it happen! 

All workshops will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sweet Grass Farm, Orton, ON. Cost for each 3-hour workshop is $40 + HST = $45.20 which includes refreshments. Payment will be required to secure your spot. 

For more information please watch for announcements on the Horse Basics Facebook Page, visit horsebackwriter.net, call/text 519-855-1127 or email karen.dallimore@gmail.com

Trail Pals Club 

Starting in June 2019 we’ll get together for a series of group sessions over the summer that will explore the fun art of practical trail riding. You’ll work with your own horse to develop their confidence by working through obstacles both in the yard and eventually while enjoying the trails. This is excellent preparation for those who wish to compete in entry-level trail showing or simply have a safer, handier, and more co-operative horse on the trail. Young horses are welcome to work in hand. Come to one or come to all and build on your efforts! 

Extreme Cowboy Racing

Group Play Days - Come out to find out more about Extreme Cowboy racing! It's an exciting sport for horses and riders of all levels where a horse and rider team are expected to complete a series of ranch and trail-related tasks in an enclosed arena. I've always got a course set up and I would love to tell you more about the strategies involved whether you want to compete or just enjoy the training. Cost: $25 for riders, free for auditors.

Cowboy Obstacle Park 

Our obstacles are available for you and your friends. Dozens of challenges for all different levels. Call me to arrange a day, inside or outdoors, to practice and have fun! Three hour slots are available on weekdays or weekends. Cost: $25 per horse, maximum 6 horses. 

Goals Group 2019 

Make it your goal to join us in 2019! Goals in the past have included western dressage, trail riding, roping, trailer driving, longing and fitness, getting into a routine and getting everything done, aka time management, and many others. 

What do you want to achieve with your horse? If you’re not sure, or you know what you want but don’t know how to get there, consider joining us for Goals Group in 2018. English or western, novice or advanced, recreational or competitive, everyone needs a goal. 

This program begins with a Goals Workshop in February and is followed up with monthly meetings throughout the year. I can help you to discover your horse-related dreams, develop them into specific and achievable goals using SMART goal setting, then map out and follow a strategy to make them happen.  

Everyone is invited to host or co-host a monthly get together - a 'Fun Day' - with the rest of the group to enjoy their support and encouragement as we share our goals and check in. Internet access is recommended to share your monthly progress reports with the group via a private Facebook page. All breeds and disciplines are welcome. We wrap up in November with a potluck dinner and a re-cap of the year. You'll discover the power of friendship and networking that will have you coming back every year for more. Cost: $175 per person for the entire year!

Goals Workshop 

Get your friends together for a cup of tea and a goal workshop here at Sweet Grass Farm. I’ll take you through your dreams and help you to shape them into reality; I can help you reach your goal but only if you have one! By the time you head home, you’ll have a plan. 

At any time you can call me to arrange your own personal goal-setting workshop to explore and assess the possibilities of what you can achieve with your horse. Cost: $45 per person.

Private & Semi-Private Lessons 

Private or semi-private lessons are available with one of our horses or you can bring your horse to Sweet Grass Farm near Orton. I am an intermediate level rider with broad experience in handling, riding, showing and training. Read more here: who-am-i? Call or text for more information 519-855-1127, e-mail karen.dallimore@gmail.com or contact me through my Horse Basics page on Facebook. Cost: $45 per hour includes HST.